24th , 2016
This week's TFTW is from Emiliano Mazlen
Yon-Dan Shihan, Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club
Kick-Snap Back Action
Onegai-shimasu Hanshi, Kyoshi, Sensei, Shihan and Fellow Deshi,
Hanshi recently mentioned that when he was police officer and detective in New York City the snap back action used in our kicking saved his life on multiple occasions. While it should suffice for us that snapping the foot back in kicking is the way we kick, Hanshis sharing this information should make sure that we place the proper emphasis on this critical aspect of this important technique.
Domo arigato gozaimasu to all.
Boston Chinatown Ueshiro Shorin-Ryu Karate Club